To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Apprenticeship accolade for seafood academy

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

An innovative partnership between the Seafood Pub Company and Nelson and Colne College is celebrating winning a prestigious apprenticeship award.
 
The Seafood Pub Company has been named the Large Employer of the Year in the Liverpool City Region, Cumbria and Lancashire region of the National Apprenticeship Awards for its joint initiative with the college which aims to make students truly work ready and address an industry-wide chef shortage.
 
This programme has been a huge success, with 28 students now in full-time employment with the Seafood Pub Company after completing their education at Nelson and Colne College and many more enrolled on the programme this year.

 “We’re delighted to have received this award,” said Mark Taft, Head of Kitchen Operations at the Seafood Pub Company. “With 12 award-winning food, drink and accommodation sites across Lancashire and Yorkshire, we are passionate about inspiring the next generation of young chefs through an innovative training and development programme.

“We cannot thank Nelson and Colne College enough for their support in launching this unique apprenticeship programme which has already seen 28 apprentices progress to full-time employment as seafood soldiers with the Seafood Pub Company. 

“Our workforce of apprentices continues to grow and with plans to add three new sites to our portfolio next year, we will be able to offer training and employment to increasing numbers of apprentices. Winning this prestigious award will give our seafood academy the platform it deserves to help more and more apprentices pursue their dream careers in the hospitality industry, supported by an award-winning college and an award-winning employer.”

In addition to winning the Large Employer of the Year award, the seafood academy has also won two Professional Association for Catering Education awards after judges were impressed with the innovation, creativity and enrichment opportunities shown by the Seafood Pub Company and Nelson and Colne College.

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Anne Milton said: “The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic way to demonstrate the incredible benefits and contributions of both apprentices and their employers across the country.

“My personal congratulations go out to everyone who is heading to the national finals. You truly are worthy ambassadors for apprenticeships.”

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, added: “Winners recognised today in the North West region show the range of sectors and variety of job roles apprenticeships are available in, and how they can deliver the skills employers need. I congratulate all winners on their success and wish them the very best of luck for the next stage of the competition.”

The National Apprenticeship Awards are now in their 14th year and are designed to showcase the successes and benefits of apprenticeships across England. The regional award winners from the ceremony at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool will now progress to the national judges where three finalists from each category will be selected as national finalists.

RSS feeds

News

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

December 2008

June 2008

May 2008

Contact Us

For more information, practical advice and support, call Marketing Lancashire on:

01772 426450.